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Gale: Sources in U.S. History - American Revolution

The American Revolution

Contains 450 primary source documents (pamphlets, speeches, poems, periodicals, sermons, memoirs and personal narratives, etc.) from early protests in 1765 through 1783. Its contents "examine economics and international relations, contemporary religion and science, and the strategies and battlefield realities of combatants on both sides of the conflict."

Gale: Sources in U.S. History - Slavery in America

Slavery in America

Digital archive providing access to over 600 primary source documents covering key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition, including materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments, the religious views on slavery, etc.

Gale: Sources in U.S. History - Civil War

The Civil War

Digital archive providing access to almost 500 items regarding the Civil War's "battles and campaigns, its political and religious aspects, the experiences of its leaders and common soldiers, the home front and the military campground, from its causes to its consequences." Documents include personal narratives, pamphlets, political speeches, sermons, songs, photos, children's books, and more.


EBSCOhost and ProQuest are two big databases that provide access to newspapers, journals, magazines, and other information sources across a wide array of subject areas including current events, science, business, education, politics, history, religion, health, and more. ProQuest contains historical databases, going back to 1851!


JSTOR is a full-text database that "includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences." You can easily "Browse by Discipline" in JSTOR for all the Political Science & History journals.

Academic Search Premier

America History & Life

Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the presen with full-text coverage of 200+ journals and nearly 100 books.

European Views of the Americas
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

Provides access to over 32,000 items, covering a wide range of subject areas from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery."

Political Science Complete

Political Science Complete

The starting point for political science inquiry providing full text access to journals, conference papers, and e-books.

Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection

Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government; full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Religion & Philosophy Collection [EBSCOhost]

Topics covered include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. 300+ full text journals.

  CQ Press Electronic Library

Full-text access to CQ Researcher (current issues), CQ Weekly (recent activity in Congress), CQ Encyclopedia of American Government and CQ Supreme Court.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is an online library of full-text e- books including encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, and other resources.

  Country Watch

Geographic, cultural, and statistical information about nations of the world.

Use 24/7 e-ref if the chat librarian is out.